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Question 1: ________ burials about 2,500 BC present the most direct hard evidence of horses used as working animals.
RathaChariot2nd millennium BCAncient history

Question 2: ________, a team game played on horses, involves riders using a long-handled mallet to drive a ball on the ground into the opposing team's goal while the opposing team defends their goal
PoloOlympic GamesUnderwater hockeyBasque pelota

Question 3: Horses continue to be used in public service: in traditional ceremonies (parades, funerals), police and volunteer mounted patrols, and for ________.
IdahoUnited StatesMounted search and rescueMaine

Question 4: The horse played an important role throughout human history all over the world, both in warfare and in peaceful pursuits such as transportation, trade and ________.
AgricultureIntensive farmingOrganic farmingSustainable agriculture

Question 5: The Spanish Riding School in Vienna, ________.
AustriaCzech RepublicHungaryPoland

Question 6: Roadster: A horse show competition where exhibitors wear racing silks and ride in a sulky in a style akin to ________, only without actually racing, but rather focusing on manners and performance.
Horse racingHarness racing in New ZealandHarness racingStandardbred horse

Question 7: It is most common in the UK, where it is also called ________ racing.
National Hunt racingAintree RacecourseHorseracing in Great BritainCheltenham Racecourse

Question 8: Buzkashi, a sport originating on the steppes of central Asia, now the national sport of ________ and Kyrgyzstan.
Central Intelligence AgencyNATOAfghanistanNon-Aligned Movement

Question 9: At the other end of the spectrum, some ________ compete in horse pulling competitions, where single or teams of horses and their drivers vie to determine who can pull the most weight for a short distance.
Draft horseHorse breedingCleveland BayFriesian horse

Question 10: Western riding evolved from the cattle-working and warfare traditions brought to the Americas by the Spanish Conquistadors, and both equipment and riding style evolved to meet the working needs of the cowboy on ranches in the ________.
Northwestern United StatesSouthwestern United StatesWestern United StatesMidwestern United States

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